I love this con. I’m excited to be apart of it.
As posted earlier I did some portraits of some of the guests at the show. It’s been a long time since I’ve done portraits but it came back pretty easily.
Well early on a nice lady bought a print of Patricia Tallman. She took it to Miss (mrs?) Tallman and she really liked it and asked if I would trade a print for a autograph. Hells ya! I took her a copy of her individual pic and a copy of the group print I did.
She super loved them, I joked (only mostly) that it was just a clever ploy to get me close to her lawyers. She’s super nice and mega awesome.
She said she was gonna get the other guests to sign her print. At this point I’m feeling pretty freakin cool. I went back to my table and about half n hour passes and Tom Savini comes to MY TABLE looking for his print. I fought the urge to not totally fanboy freak out. Less fan point, more stoic guy
this is how I felt.
Over the past few years I’ve found the urge to meet the celebs has mostly passed, years of going to San Diego and meeting my big 3 inspirations in life (Clive Barker, George Romero and Bernie Wrightson) pretty much capped it for me. Or so I thought. I admit here that Tom Savini is safely ensconced in at number 4. I had planned on going to meet him when I had the chance. The fact that he came to me…
I doubt that day 2, (which is about to start in about 10 minutes of this writing) is gonna live up to yesterday but we’ll see. I’m still jazzed and excited.